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Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship ProgramThe Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress presents the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program. This program is available to assist employees of NRCA contractor and supplier members. Employees and their families who plan to pursue post-secondary education in college and vocational programs are eligible for the merit-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student's choice.
This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services,® a division of Scholarship America.® Scholarship Management Services is the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.
Melvin Kruger, CEO of L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc., Macon, Ga., is a former NRCA president, served as a member of the Georgia Education Commission and was a driving force in the creation of the Roofing Industry Educational Institute in 1979. He also was the principal fundraiser at the time the Alliance was established.
For a current list of donors, click here.
2013-14 scholarship winners
To view the recipients of the 2013-14 scholarships, click here.
How you can support the scholarship fund
The Alliance has a history of commitment to education, training and scholarship. The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program is an important part of the Alliance. It broadens its outreach into the community and provides financial support for students continuing their education and training beyond high school.
Your commitment to the scholarship program shows your willingness to give back to those who follow you.
Gifts to the scholarship program support educational opportunities for the future of the roofing industry and country. Gifts to the scholarship program are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and can be paid over a period of up to and including five years.
To make a pledge, click here to download the response form (PDF).
A personal legacy
Your gift of $25,000 over five years will support scholarship, help the Alliance reach its goal and honor Melvin for all his work.
You can make your mark on the future of the roofing industry through a named scholarship fund. Your fund can be established in your name (or your company's name). Those who commit a minimum of $100,000 to the new fund can choose to name a scholarship and participate in the selection of the recipient each year.
In addition, through a planned gift, you can endow your annual support and perpetuate your values well beyond your own lifetime.
Your gifts to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program will be recognized on the Alliance website, in its newsletter and at NRCA's annual convention.